Microsoft MVP Awards 2020

July 2, 2020

Who are MVPs? According to Microsoft, “Most Valuable Professionals, or MVPs, are technology experts who passionately share their knowledge with the community.” For more information on this award, visit the Microsoft MVP Overview page. Two members of the TrustedSec team are celebrating being recipients of the award from Microsoft—and both have received the honor in…

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CVE-2020-2021: PAN-OS SAML Security Bypass

July 2, 2020

On June 29, 2020, Palo Alto released information on a Security Assertion Markup Language (SAML) authentication bypass CVE-2020-2021. Palo Alto published the advisory PAN-148988 for a critical issue affecting multiple versions of PAN-OS. An Overview of the Vulnerability Description: With network access to a device running a vulnerable version of PAN-OS and configured to use…

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Breaking Into InfoSec – A Beginners Guide (Part 2)

April 23, 2020

Opening In part one of this blog post series, we covered some personal backstory of my journey into InfoSec, went over putting a plan together for your next InfoSec mission, recommended some InfoSec immersion ideas, and provided some guidance around seeking out a mentor. If you haven’t had a chance to read the first part…

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Breaking Into InfoSec – A Beginners Guide (Part 1)

April 21, 2020

Opening In this blog post, I will cover strategies that worked for me while transitioning out of the Air Force (over 20 years ago) having ZERO formalized IT training and ZERO on-the-job-training (OJT) in the field. Although this was a long time ago 🙂 and my path led to an IT position, the preparation and…

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Working from Home Tips for Script Kiddies

March 26, 2020

Working from home seems like a dream. What is everyone complaining about? I can’t think of anything better than working from my couch in my hoodie and boxers. I don’t have to make small talk. I don’t have to go outside. I can just sit by myself, crank out the code, and catch up on…

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From the Desk of the CEO: Remote Security Testing vs. On-Site Testing—Understanding the Difference

March 19, 2020

With the COVID-19 pandemic underway, we’ve all had to adjust in ways we would have never imagined. Talking with peers in the industry, having to stand up a complete remote workforce overnight has been both challenging and rewarding. While there are bound to be hiccups and lapses in security, the ability for organizations to be…

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From the Desk of the CEO: Securing the Future – Junior and Internship Programs

January 16, 2020

When TrustedSec first started, the vision was to build a team of amazing individuals that were passionate, dedicated, and focused on helping organizations fix the issues they face in cybersecurity. While we may have accomplished this, there’s always more to do. At TrustedSec, our mission to contribute to the industry and community has always remained…

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A Message of Support: Coalfire Consultants Charged

October 30, 2019

If you haven’t been following recent news, two Coalfire employees, Gary DeMercurio and Justin Wynn, were performing a Physical Penetration Test against a Judicial Branch Building, the Dallas County Courthouse in the state of Iowa. The two employees were engaged by the Iowa State Judicial Branch to conduct the Physical Penetration Test, which is an…

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Microsoft MVP Awards 2019

July 2, 2019

Who are MVPs? Microsoft Most Valuable Professionals, or MVPs, are technology experts who passionately share their knowledge with the community. For more information on this award, visit the Microsoft MVP Overview page. According to Microsoft, MVPs “are always on the ‘bleeding edge’ and have an unstoppable urge to get their hands on new, exciting technologies.”…

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A TrustedSec Internship

February 5, 2019

Every college student has a worry of not being able to find an internship for the summer. An internship can provide real world experience and perspective into a field that interests you, but it can be exceptionally difficult to find the right internship that will ultimately pave a path to finding a job after college….

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